Best Practice Conferences
Lindel Fields, Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer
Improve Performance Quality & Get World-Class Results
Tri County Tech, one of 29 public technology centers in the Oklahoma Career and Technical Education System, serves the residents of three counties and has a vision of inspiring success through life-changing learning experiences. With a goal that no student should be denied an education due to inability to pay, TCT provides scholarships and funding for student expenses such as medication, gasoline, clothing, and food. TCT has sustained top 25% nationally rankings for student completion/retention and placement for eight fiscal years. The institution also increased graduate wages to well above the national average while growing its own revenues 34 percent since 2009–without federal funding and despite a sizable reduction in state funding.
This past November, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross named Tri County Tech as one of five recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Celebrating its 31st anniversary this year, the Baldrige Award is a Presidential-level honor, recognizing exemplary practices among American organizations and businesses including an unceasing drive for radical innovation, thoughtful leadership, and organizational improvement. Last year Tri County Tech earned recognition as a Baldrige Best Practice Organization for Leadership and Workforce Outcomes. For Tri County Tech, using the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence is about challenging themselves to live up to their potential as an organization. Learn More about the Baldrige Award.
Tri County Tech’s forward-thinking focus, not only on customers but also their workforce has created a high-performing, grace-filled culture of excellence. Tri County Tech added another year of being a Great Place to Work® to its locker of accolades after being named to Fortune magazine’s top-50 best small/medium workplace in the nation for four straight years.
Superintendent & CEO
Lindel Fields is a dynamic leader as well as a certified John Maxwell Speaker and Trainer. This past November, because of his leadership, Tri County crossed a finish line ten years in the making when they won the prestigious award for excellence, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. As a keynote speaker, he inspires and unifies his audience by engaging real-life stories tied to the theme of the event. Lindel leaves the audience with easy-to-implement methods they can take back to their personal or professional lives.